Amazing LEGO Art
A stunning new book proves the versatile LEGO blocks aren’t just kids’ stuff. Here, five artists let their imaginations run wild.
It Looks Haunted….
Three Story Victorian with Tree (2011) © Mike Doyle
…but the whole house is made of LEGOs. Artist Mike Doyle, who showcases LEGO artists from around the world in his new book, Beautiful LEGO, says, “I had no idea that a little toy could go so far.”
Melting Man (2011) © Nathan Sawaya
“People can appreciate a marble statue at a museum, but when they go home that night, it is very doubtful they will have a slab of marble they can start chopping away at,” says artist Nathan Sawaya. “But people have LEGO bricks, and when they go home after seeing my exhibitions, they are inspired to grab their own bricks and start creating.”
Stairway (2009) © Nathan Sawaya
Sawaya has exhibited his LEGO art creations in Hong Kong, Paris, Cape Town, Melbourne, New York, Los Angeles, and Topeka, Kansas.
Chihuahua (2011) © K. Amida Na
Artist K. Amida Na built his own four-legged friend with LEGO.
The Fortune Demon
The Fortune Demon (2012) © Mihai Marius Mihu
Artist Mihai Marius Mihu takes on dark themes; he has also created LEGO works based on Dante’s Inferno.
To create the cityscape on the book‘s cover, Mike Doyle used 200,000 LEGO bricks.
All images reproduced from Beautiful LEGO by Mike Doyle with the permission of No Starch Press. © 2013 by Mike Doyle.